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Clevite MS960P

Main Bearing Set GM/Buick 1964-1990 V6 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.7/3.8/4.1L with Standard Size

Clevite MS960P

695-MS960P

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Clevite MS960P Main Bearing Set GM/Buick 1964-1990 V6 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.7/3.8/4.1L with Standard Size $44.99
Main Bearing Set
  • GM/Buick
  • 1964-1990
  • V6 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.7/3.8(231ci)/4.1L
  • Standard Size
  • P Series

  • Clevite MS960P Details

    Main Bearing Sets

    Notes
  • P Series Bearings - Steel backed bearings with an intermediate layer of copper-lead alloy and an electroplated lead-tin-copper overlay
  • Contains 1/2 grooved bearings

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    MS-960P

    These Tri-Metal 77 engine bearings combine the strength of a copper-lead alloy layer with steel backing and an electroplated babbitt metal. The steel backing provides strength and durability; the babbitt overlay provides the critical surface characteristics of slipperiness and conformability. This ideal design has properties not even found in many original equipment bearings. Clevite offers main bearings, rod bearings and cam bearings in this series.

    H Series -
  • Best to start with when unsure which bearing to choose
  • Medium level of eccentricity and high crush
  • Enlarged chamfers for greater crankshaft fillet clearance
  • Made without flash plating for better seating
  • Use with crankshafts that have oversized fillets
  • Use with engines that run mid-high RPM range
  • Contact patterns should ideally cover 2/3 to 3/4 of the bearing surface

    P Series -
  • Typically the greatest level of eccentricity
  • Rods and mains have high crush for maximum retention
  • Most are fully grooved to maximize oil flow to rod bearings
  • Reduced overlay thickness to prevent overlay fatigue
  • Use where extremely high RPMs cause severe rod bore close-in
  • Use where higher eccentricity is desired to narrow bearing contact patterns

    V Series -
  • This series essentially duplicates Clevite's former Vandervell parts
  • Typically low to medium eccentricity
  • Not available with oversized chamfers
  • No flash plating on the steel back
  • All Clevite main bearing sets use a single-piece thrust bearing
  • Narrowed parts available to accommodate increased crankshaft fillet clearance
  • Lead-indium overlay offers slightly better conformability

    M Series -
  • These are special purpose bearings having a nominal .005" thick Babbitt lining on a hardened steel back
  • They are intended mainly for Blown Fuel engines where severe crankshaft deflections cause edge loading of the bearings
  • Under these operating conditions bearing service life will be very short
  • Frequent inspection and replacement is recommended


    Part Number Key
    • H - High-Performance
    • HD - High-Performance bearing with dowel hole
    • HK - High-Performance bearing with moly/graphite coating
    • P - Standard Clevite 77 tri-metal bearing
    • M - Blown Fuel Engine bearing for severe crankshaft deflections & edge loading
    • N - High-Performance Narrowed for greater crankshaft fillet clearance
    • HG - High-Performance full angular grooved bearing
    • V - High-Performance with Lead Indium overlay (On Main Sets this indicates partial groove also)
    • VG - High-Performance with Lead Indium full angular grooved bearing
    • D - Bearing has a dowel hole
    • K - Tri-Armor coated bearing
    • X - Bearing has .001 more oil clearance than standard
    • XX - Bearing has .002 more oil clearance than standard
    • A or AL - Indicates Aluminum bearing material

    Note: Clevite main and cam bearings are priced as sets; rod bearings are priced each.

  • Does Clevite MS960P fit your vehicle?

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    1980-1982 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1978 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1983 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SS
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1978-1980 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SALON

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1981 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LANDAU
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1977 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESPRIT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982-1987 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985 OLDSMOBILE 98

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: REGENCY
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1977 BUICK SKYLARK

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1977 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1977 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: DELUXE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979-1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1989 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: TRANS AM GTA SE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 PONTIAC SUNBIRD

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: RALLY SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 BUICK LESABRE

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1985-1987 PONTIAC GRAND AM

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1984-1986 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1979 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LJ
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1989 BUICK ELECTRA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: PARK AVENUE

    1981 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ROYAL KNIGHT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1990 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • Liter: 3.3
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 204
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.3 L / 204 )

    1980 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1984 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: AMARILLO
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986 OLDSMOBILE CALAIS

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: ES
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1984-1987 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1975-1980 BUICK SKYHAWK

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1977 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984-1987 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SL
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982-1985 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1984 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979-1980 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BERLINETTA
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1977 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: COLONNADE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: ESTATE WAGON
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1982 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LIMITED EDITION F/E
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1984 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1977 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: COLONNADE S
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1981 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC LANDAU
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SX
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1977 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: COLONNADE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985 OLDSMOBILE CALAIS

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1979-1980 BUICK RIVIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1978 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CONQUISTA
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: HOLIDAY
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982-1985 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: LS
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1980 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1975-1977 BUICK CENTURY

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SPECIAL

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1978-1979 BUICK SKYLARK

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1975 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1978-1980 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SALON

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 BUICK REGAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SPORT

    1978-1979 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM LS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MONZA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPYDER
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: GT

    1990 BUICK ELECTRA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1982-1984 BUICK REGAL

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1980-1984 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: DIABLO
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1975-1977 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1977-1981 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LJ
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: OLYMPIA LIMITED
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1976 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1984 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1990 OLDSMOBILE TORONADO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1985 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: ES
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1976 PONTIAC SUNBIRD

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984-1988 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984-1985 BUICK RIVIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982 CADILLAC ELDORADO

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: TOURING
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1980-1984 BUICK LESABRE

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1985 BUICK ELECTRA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: PARK AVENUE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1985 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ROYALE BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1989-1990 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.3
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 204
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.3 L / 204 )

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC LANDAU
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1986-1990 BUICK RIVIERA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LUXURY

    1980 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC SPORT
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1981 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1988-1990 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: INTERNATIONAL

    1978-1979 BUICK REGAL

    • Liter: 3.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 196
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.2 L / 196 )

    1981-1984 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CONQUISTA
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1984 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1976 BUICK LESABRE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: BASE

    1982 BUICK RIVIERA

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: LIMITED EDITION
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )
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